SIL Senior Division round-up: Henley stay top, as Benhall level late and Cops thrash Wenhaston. Capel win.

Plenty of action in the SIL Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Plenty of action in the SIL Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

SIL round-up from Saturday’s games

Benhall St Mary 2 Westerfield United 2

Culf fired over the top following B.Seward’s free kick.

Everington’s free kick was sliced clear by Woolnough while at the other end Keinzley was inches away from converting a low cross from Evans.

Winter’s free kick whistled past the upright and then Forbes driven cross was well defended by Calver.

Five minutes into the second half a bouncing ball was well controlled by Dunn who turned and volleyed into the top corner to put the Swans ahead. The visitors doubled their lead when Keinzley diverted Dunn’s low shot past Warner.

Sillett converted a penalty to give Benhall a lifeline.

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Deep into stoppage time Bailey equalised in controversial fashion, with the Benhall man appearing to be offside. But the referee ruled otherwise.

Trimley Red Devils 0

Henley Athletic FC 3

Henley bounced back from the disappointment of last week’s defeat, to stay top of the league with a comfortable 0-3 victory at Trimley Red Devils.

Henley broke the deadlock after 22 minutes, a break down the right saw a fine cross from Jackson headed goalward by Cowan, keeper Hindley pushed the ball away but Cowan headed home the rebound from close range for 0-1. Henley were retaining possession and passing well, restricting the home side to breaks only. After 42 minutes it was 0-2, Francis dispossessed West and burst forward, finding Cowan on the edge of the area, as he feigned to shoot, he laid the ball across the edge of the area for Bruce to pick his spot.

The second half started well for Henley, White and Cowan coming close early on before the goal of the game came after 52 minutes. Smythe hit a perfect 60 yard pass from the left of defence to pick out White who was hugging the right touchline, within a few strides he played the ball diagonally behind the home defence where it was met on the run by Cowan who smashed it into the roof of the net to make it three.

Capel Plough FC 4

Grundisburgh 1

The visitors remain at the foot of the table after conceding four goals to a home team who moved up to third in the league after a convincing second half performance.

Smith gave them the lead in the third minute heading home from close range but the visitors equalised three minutes later when a free-kick from Eales was headed past Foxhall from six yards by Denoolier.

Both sides created chances in what turned out to be an even first half with home skipper Webb twice going close before his cross was headed in by Alderson to put the Ploughmen in front again after 25 minutes.

Grundisburgh who lost skipper Reid through injury fought back with Smith having a shot saved and Denoolier seeing his powerful drive tipped behind by Foxhall as the half ended.

Gibson headed wide and Smith shot over while at the other end Garrard twice went close before Webb converted a Mallet cross to put the home side further in front after 65 minutes.

The final 20 minutes saw the home team create several chances with Johnson making some decent saves before another pinpoint cross from Mallet was headed home from Page with all four goals from the home side coming from headers inside the six yard area.

Wenhaston United 0

Coplestonians FC 5

A free kick from Charlie King saw Matt Rutterford set up Tim Street to open the scoring for Cops on 11 minutes.

Cops threatened to overrun the home side but the game became a scrappy affair not helped by the uneven surface. Connor Peck sent in a shot at the Cops goal which bounced awkwardly but keeper John Houchill was well placed. Jamie Sandilands saw his shot go narrowly wide and Lewis Owen headed over from Street’s corner as Cops pressed.

After the break Tom Fowler fired wide before Travis Canham pulled off two fine saves to deny both George Baldry and Sandilands.

However, Cops took control and the impressive Tom Fowler broke forward to fire home a fine goal to give Cops a 2-0 lead. Substitute Josh Smith made a fine run and set up Rutterford to rifle home a third goal with keeper Canham only a spectator. Lewis Owen found Ferniz who beat several defenders to pick his spot and make it 4-0.

Peck fired in a free kick for the home side but Houchill was equal to it. Soon after it was Rutterford who broke forward for Cops and pulled the ball back for Josh Smith to fire into the corner past Canham.

Other Senior results: Bourne Vale 2 Achilles 0, Claydon 6 Leiston St Margarets 0, Cranes 1 Haughley 1, East Bergholt 3 Bramford 0.

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